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“Grizzly Giant” 1900. The tree 🌳 still stands today and is estimated to be around 3,000 years old.

The Grizzly Giant is a giant sequoia in Yosemite National Park’s Mariposa Grove. It has been measured many times; in 1990 Wendell Flint calculated its volume at 34,005 cubic feet (962.9 m3), making it the 26th-largest living giant sequoia.

The Grizzly Giant, a giant sequoia, is among the most popular attractions in Yosemite National Park’s Mariposa Grove.

Another angle of Grizzly Giant, also with people visible for scale. (July 4, 2023)
The Grizzly Giant is the oldest sequoia in the Mariposa Grove, the largest giant sequoia grove in Yosemite National Park, with several hundred mature specimens. At one time, the Grizzly Giant was considered the oldest and largest tree in the world,aged between 2,000 and 3,000 years.

It has survived countless lightning strikes, forest fires, gale force winds, heavy snows, and drought.
It has outlasted the ancient Greeks and the Roman Empire, and has gazed patiently down on innumerable calamities unfolding beneath its tangled branches.
You’ve heard the term “bend, don’t break?” This tree invented “bend, don’t break.”
And it’s here to tell all of us that if we stay grounded, hold to the plan, and play to our strengths, we will be OK.

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